Jackson County cold case victim identified

Jackson County cold case victim identified
Julia Baez

The female victim in a Jackson County cold case from 1990 now has a name.

Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera announced Monday the murdered woman name is Julia Baez.

Baez was a 36-year-old Milwaukee woman. She was killed in Black River Falls and her decapitated body went unidentified for many years.  Recently, her body was exhumed for another round of DNA testing.

A match was found using DNA from the children of a missing person and the victim was identified as Baez. Jackson County investigators are now working with the Milwaukee Police Department to learn more about what happened to Baez.